The One Point Fold

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The One Point Fold

The one point fold, or triangle fold, is a traditional pocket square fold that's popular for everyday wear. It’s simple and elegant enough for a corporate setting or a conservative suit, and can also add a classic edge to a casual blazer. 

There’s versatility in the fold too, simply turn it over to expose the folded edges of the point, or keep it sophisticated with a simple, clean triangle protruding from your breast pocket.

The One Point Step 1

Step 1.

Firstly, lay out your pocket square flat in front of you in a diamond shape, then fold it in half to form a triangle with the longest edge along the bottom.

“The One Point Fold

Step 2.

Then, taking the left-hand corner, fold it over towards the right-hand corner.

The One Point Step 3

Step 3.

Next, take the right-hand corner and fold it back over to the left-hand side. The triangle formed at the top of the pocket square should be approximately the width of your breast pocket. 

The One Point Step 4

Step 4.

Then take the excess fabric and fold it back onto the square.

The One Point Step 5

Step 5.

Then taking the bottom part of the square, fold it up towards the peak of the triangle so that it's approximately the depth of your pocket.

The One Point Step 6

Step 6.

Next, holding the fold tightly, pick it up and turn it over.

The One Point Step 7

Step 7.

Finally, place in the pocket. You can either put it quite low for a subtle finish as displayed in the image above, or place the corners on the left and the right even with the top of your pocket for a more prominent look.

The Fall of Phaeton

The Fall of Phaeton

The pocket square used in this folding guide is The Fall of Phaeton by Rubens painted in 1604. It can be viewed here: The Fall of Phaeton

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Similar Pocket Square Folds

The Two Point Fold
The Dunaway Fold
The Double Point Roll

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